Love or money

» Posted on Apr 30, 2006 in Blog | Comments Off on Love or money

Why do you write? For love or money? Someone on one of my loops asked that question and as usual that got me thinking. Why do I write? I think I write mostly for the love of writing but I won’t turn down the money when offered. I wrote for many years without publishing a book (therefore no money). I even tried to quit several times, but I always came back to writing. It is an extension of me. That is the best way I can put it.

So why do you write? I hope it’s because you really love to because most writers don’t get rich with their writing. I think if you love to write it will show through in your stories. This is such a hard job. If you don’t really enjoy doing it, it will be hard to weather the disappointments which can be many.

As an aside I want to thank everyone who made my birthday week so special. My husband accuses me of dragging my birthday out for at least a week and he’s right. I’m looking forward to what this year has to offer. Take care.